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January 17, 2012 > High school teacher arrested for sexual misconduct

High school teacher arrested for sexual misconduct

Submitted By Rick LaPlante

A James Logan High School teacher was arrested Thursday, January 12 and will be charged with criminal misconduct, after the New Haven Unified School District asked Union City Police to conduct an investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student.

The teacher has been on leave since the start of the school year and has not worked in the District since last June.

The District became aware of the alleged relationship Tuesday and immediately informed the police, who began their investigation the same day. The District has cooperated fully with police during the investigation.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call UCPD investigator Roberta Paul (510) 657-5268) or the department's Tip Line (510) 675-5207), or contact the department by e-mail (

Additional information released by Union City Policy Department
Submitted by Cmdr. Ben Horner

On Tuesday, January 10, 2012, investigators from the Union City Police Department received information alleging that Peter Kolesnikow, a teacher at James Logan High School, had engaged in sexual relations with a 16 year-old female student.

The Union City Police Department Investigations Unit immediately began an investigation and on Thursday, January 12, 2012, officers served a search warrant on Kolesnikov's residences in San Francisco and Berkeley. According to the victim, now a 17 year-old high school student, the relationship began with kissing then eventually led to sexual encounters in private residences and motels in Alameda County. The sexual assaults occurred numerous times during a 9-month period beginning in March of 2011 and ending in November 2011.

The suspect, Peter Kolesnikov, DOB April 27, 1973, was arrested without incident at an undisclosed location in the City of Hayward by UCPD investigators as he was enroute to meet with the juvenile victim.

Administrators from the New Haven Unified School District have been working cooperatively with the Union City Police Department throughout this investigation in an effort to ensure the safety of all students in the school district.

The Union City Police Department Investigations unit believes there may be additional victims and recommends that parent speak to their children about this incident.

If you have any information related to this case, please call the Union City Police Department at (510) 471-1365 or use the anonymous tip line (510) 675-5207 or email

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